Activities & Advice for Halloween 2020

29 Oct 2020

Halloween is coming and while it won’t be the same as every other year – nothing in 2020 has been – it can still be a fun time for everyone.

The tradition of calling to neighbours houses is obviously not a runner this year but there are alternative activities for families over the midterm break. How about a Halloween treasure hunt in the back garden – much like an Easter egg hunt? Pumpkin carving? Watching scary movies? Making Halloween decorations for your house or garden? Or maybe a socially distanced parade on your road? Here are some other suggestions shared by parents on RTÉ.

We would love to see pictures of your Halloween decorations and hear your ideas about how you are going to celebrate Halloween this year.

On a more serious note, An Garda Siochana, in conjunction with Temple Street Children’s Hospital and Dublin Fire Brigade, has issued a safety video highlighting the dangers posed by fireworks and bonfires. It can be viewed here.

Fireworks can be very dangerous to those handling them in the first instance and also to others who may pick up on an unexploded firework. They are also frightening for older people and our pets. If you are aware of fireworks being set off in the area you can report it to Clontarf Garda Station on 01 666 4800.

Evidence of stockpiling of bonfire materials can be reported to Dublin City Council on 01 222 2222 or 1800 293 949 out of hours or online at

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